two shelves of books displaying flower and vegatable illustrations on covers
Gardening Books on display in the Schoolroom

What’s on

The Library runs events throughout the year: exhibitions from the collection, events connected to the collections and music and social events to raise funds for running costs and special projects. Find all the dates for your diary and a downloadable copy of our Footnotes newsletter on this page. Tickets and information: 01764 652819: or book online via the links given below.

Our Heritage Trail by the river and the woodland garden have a lovely display of Spring flowers and, guidelines permitting, the grounds and trail remain open for visitors to enjoy seven days a week: a peaceful stroll to enjoy wildlife and history.

If you are not venturing out, we have a selection of videos to enjoy from your armchair on our website, bringing alive the collection with our Keeper of Books and Volunteers.

Dates for your diary

Sat 14th & Sun 15th May, 2pm

Visit to the Lost Garden of Dunira House. EVENT POSTPONED. We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has had to be rescheduled. Details of a new date will be posted as soon as possible. Those who have booked tickets will be automatically booked for the new date, or refunded, according to their preference.

Sun 3rd – Sun 10th JulyMurder By The Book: An exhibition and events celebrating the works of Agatha Christie and the iconic cover artwork created by Tom Adams in the 1970s. Talks, workshops and an exhibition in the schoolroom.
Wed 6th July, 1.30pmMake a ‘Book of Mystery’ craft workshop. Be inspired by the Agatha Christie exhibition and create a folded notebook with mysterious dimensions. Suitable for all ages. Tickets £6.50, can be booked here.
Wed 13th July, 7pmThe Three Inch Fools present Twelfth Night: Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as five actors present an inventive take on this rip-roaring Shakespearian comedy, fit for all the family. Tickets £10/£18/£50, under-5s free. Early bird prices available until 22nd April. Book here.
Thurs 14th July, 7pmThe Three Inch Fools present The Gunpowder Plot: an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history! Tickets £10/£18/£50, under-5s free. Early bird prices available until 22nd April. Book here.

Exhibition 2022 – Innovation and Invention

In 1680 when David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madertie starting a free public lending library, he started something innovative: this is our theme for the year. Beginning with looking at the Founder’s Books, the exhibition looks at a variety of new developments in sciences and the arts including farming, engineering, medicine and literature with some special insights into connections in the Borrowers’ Register and Visitor Books.

In the schoolroom

Currently on display in the Schoolroom are a selection of gardening books from the 19th and 20th century recently bequeathed to the library. Free entry, open during usual Library opening hours. Tea/Coffee available and pre-loved books for sale (honesty box). Please note the schoolroom may be closed to accommodate private bookings and events, do call to check to avoid disappointment.

Private Events

If you would like to hold a private event at the Library, Schoolroom or both please do get in touch.  We are delighted to hold book launches, weddings, birthday treats and private tours outwith opening hours.